Albert Pujols Is Returning To St. Louis And Everything In The MLB Is Right Again

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  • Albert Pujols spent the first 11 seasons of his career in St. Louis
  • The slugger has signed a 1-yr deal and will return to the Cardinals in 2022
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Albert Pujols is back in St. Louis, the city where he played for the first 11 seasons of his career.

The slugger signed a one-year deal to return to the Cardinals in 2022, giving him an opportunity to retire where it all began way back in 2001.

Pujols came into the league right after the turn of the 21st century. In that first decade as a professional, he grew to become one of the best first basemen in the majors. With the Cardinals, Pujols hit .328 with 445 homers and over 1,300 RBIs.

He was a nine-time All-Star, three-time NL MVP, and the 2001 Rookie of the Year. Pujols hit below .300 just once in St. Louis, recording a .299 average in his final season with the team. He was arguably the league’s best hitter over those first 11 campaigns.

Unfortunately, Pujols opted to leave St. Louis for sunny Los Angeles, where he signed a 10-year deal with the Angels worth $240 million. His career steadily declined upon leaving the Cardinals. The once reliable righty hit just .256 in LA before being traded midseason to the Dodgers in 2021.

While his career is obviously on the back end, fans are happy to see him make his return to St. Louis.

MLB World Reacts To Albert Pujols Contract

The Cardinals signed Pujols to a one-year deal this week, making everything in the MLB right again. The deal will give the slugger an opportunity to end his career where it all began more than 20 seasons ago.

The baseball world is elated to hear the news of Pujols’s return to St. Louis. Check out the reaction below.